My name is Robin and I moved to Costa Rica in 2008 . I am a massage therapist and, holistic practitioner and own a small intimately sized, economical guesthouse in El Castillo de La Fortuna. I live on property with my daughter who is now 14. I also have a travel agency and tour company in El Castillo and provide spa services to local hotels and ecolodges as well as provide these services to my guests at our guesthouse here in El Castillo. I also represent other properties here in El Castillo, in La Fortuna and all over Costa Rica and my goal is to help clients who come to Costa Rica find the perfect accommodations, tours, and activities whether staying here with us or at one of the other properties I represent. I also help with relocation information for those persons interested in moving to this beautiful country. Whether you stay with us at Pura Vida Guesthouse or let me help you find the perfect hotel, b&b, ecolodge, or vacation rental that is right for you I am at your service.. We are strategically located for adventure and eco-activities and offer this and more at our onsite tour office.:scroll down to bottom to learn about spa services offered and where we are El Castillo and why you should come and visit our little village.
- Thermal Water (Tabacon, Baldi and others)
- Caño Negro
- Hiking in the forest
- Mountain Biking
- Boat Tours
- Bird watching
- Cerro Chato
- Butterfly Garden
- Sky Tram
- Horseback riding
- Hangin Bridges
- Jeep-Boat-Jeep to/from Monteverde
- Lava Trail
- Los Tucanes Trail
- La Fortuna Waterfall
Also onsite traditional spa services including massage, facials, Reiki, Hypnosis, Laser Therapy and more. Our onsite wellness center is designed so you may experience natural therapies while visiting Costa Rica in the shadow the majestic Arenal Volcano which offers a powerful healing environment. In addition to massage and traditional spa services we offer yoga instruction for guests, wellness coaching, holistic practitioner training including resort massage course (perfect for those wanting to earn extra income while traveling or volunteering in Central America), Reiki training, Hypnosis certification, FDA protocol cold laser training and much more. - all available in this comfortable, gracious setting. Come stay with us for the ultimate in pura vida laid back life style. Quite simply, you won't find anything quite like Pura Vida Guesthouse Hostel and Spa in all of Costa Rica. 'Come as a guest leave as a friend.
Discover El Castillo!
Just 10 km. off the Rainforest Highway between La Fortuna and Nuevo Arenal tucked between the waterfront and the Arenal National Forest you'll discover one of the most unique places on earth.
The village of El Castillo was created as a result of the 1968 surprise eruption of Cerro Arenal that required the mass relocation of hundreds of families to safer zones. Originally a quiet agricultural centre, El Castillo was soon discovered by a new generation of bohemians looking for the perfect blend of climate and lifestyle.
And it's no surprise, since there are no better views of the volcano or lake anywhere. The unique combination of quiet village life and a growing number of ex-pat enterprises means the area buzzes with activity-from canopy tours and horseback riding to hiking, swimming, canoeing and kayaking. We boast Costa Rica's largest butterfly conservatory and the ever-popular Snake and Reptile Zoo. Now, a growing arts and music culture is making El Castillo a must-see destination for creative people from all over the world.
You can choose among a wide variety of accommodations from budget hostels to luxury villas and vacation rentals. Dining choices are varied and growing every year. Getting here is hard- we wish the road was in better shape but in a way, the road is one of the reasons this is such a wonderful place.
Come for a day, a week or stay for a lifetime. However you discover El Castillo, you'll find us Super! Natural!